College football to recognize teaching profession Sept. 16-23


September 13, 2017

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IRVING, Texas – The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation today announced details surrounding the third-annual Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT) Week, taking place September Sept. 16-23. Over these two weekends of action, the college football community will honor teachers (grades K-12) on college campuses and in stadiums across the country.

The CFP Foundation created EYFT Week in 2015 to bring awareness to the growing Extra Yard for Teachers platform as well as provide an opportunity for universities, coaches and student-athletes to take part in its mission of elevating the teaching profession through inspiring and empowering teachers. In the event’s third year, the CFP Foundation is expecting a larger show of support for teachers than ever before.

This increase in support is largely due to the unique, impactful relationships that the CFP Foundation has built with the 10 FBS conferences and their member schools. Through these relationships, along with strong bowl game partnerships, college athletics has made a significant impression on K-12 education through Extra Yard for Teachers. Since 2014, Extra Yard for Teachers programming and events have impacted 3,033,144 students and 97,407 teachers in 12,902 schools across the country.